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2015 Baldrige Examiner Training Logistics

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NIST currently accepts other forms of federally issued identification in lieu of a state-issued driver’s license, such as a valid passport, passport card, DOD Common Access Card (CAC), Veterans ID, Federal Agency HSPD-12 IDs, Military Dependents ID, Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC), and TSA Trusted Traveler ID.

To learn more about the REAL ID Act and to determine if your state or territory is compliant, visit the Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID Frequently Asked Questions web page at

Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Residency Requirement

To be a member of the volunteer Baldrige Board of Examiners, you must be a citizen of the United States or a permanent resident of the United States or its territories. If you served on the Board of Examiners in 2011 or later, you do not need to present proof of U.S. citizenship again. If you did not serve on the Board of Examiners in 2011 or later, you will need to present one of the following documents to verify U.S. citizenship or permanent residency:

  • U.S. Passport

  • Certified birth certificate issued by the city, county, or state

  • Consular Report of Birth Abroad or Certification of Birth

  • Naturalization Certificate

  • Certificate of Citizenship

  • Permanent Resident Card

Should you have any questions, please contact the Examiner Help Center at

2015 Training Information

Gaithersburg, MD

Training Dates

New and Senior/Alumni Examiners/Examiner Training Experience participants
May 5–8
May 12–15
May 19–22

Returning Examiners
May 6–6
May 13–15
May 19–22

(Dates will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.)


Blocks of rooms have been reserved for examiner training participants at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center. The hotel is within approximately a 5-10 minute drive to the NIST campus. Please see the “Directions from Area Airports to the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center” page in the Examiner Training Logistics Information booklet to assist you with more detailed travel directions.

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center (800) 228-9290 is located at 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878.

All Examiners Training participants are required to pay for their lodging expenses. Please call the hotel directly to make a reservation, make changes or cancel your reservation.

Senior Training and New Examiner Orientation Hotel Check-in

Please make reservations for check-in Monday evening and checkout Friday morning.

Examiner Preparation (Wednesday to Friday) Hotel Check-in

Please make reservations for check-in Tuesday evening and checkout Friday morning. Do not make reservations for Monday night—as we have a limited number of rooms reserved on Monday for Senior and New Examiners.

To make a reservation at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center (800) 228-9290 use the website links below to make your reservation. If you call the Marriott to make reservations, inform the reservations clerk that you are attending Baldrige Examiner Training, and be prepared to provide the correct check-in date [see below] for your arrival and departure dates during training. The $199 rate at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center is available on a first come first serve basis.

You must wait to receive an e-mail from our office confirming your scheduled training week before making your hotel reservation.

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center reservations by Training Week

Hotel check-in date is one day prior to first day of training. Ensure that you have selected the correct check-in date.

Week 1 (Cut Off Date: April 13, 2015)
Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8

Week 2 (Cut Off Date: April 20, 2015)
Monday, May 11 - Friday, May 15 

Week 3 (Cut Off Date: April 27, 2015)
Monday, May 18 - Friday, May 22  

All reservations for the Gaithersburg, MD training location must be made by Monday, April 13 (week 1), Monday, April 20 (week 2) and Monday, April 27 (week 3) to receive the room block rate of $199. It is advised that you book early, the special room rate will be available until April 7th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

If you have any questions please contact the Examiner Help Center at Baldrige staff will be available Monday–Friday from 8:30 am-5:30 pm, Eastern Time to handle your inquiries.

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